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Old 04-02-2012, 10:39 PM   #331
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Thanks for the body info guys. I skipped right over that in one on Tower. I looked at all the other DF-03Ra kits, but not that one I guess. I found an unboxing video that showed the inner body, too. Thanks again.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:09 AM   #332
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At our last RC Rally race, it was sure that if the DF03Ra is also efficient than his SC10 or 1/8 Offroad competitors over 1 "Spéciale" (51sec for them and 53sec for me), the rear suspension of my car is too bad to get them on all tracks... :
--> My car is fast but not easy to add better time to better time...

So I decided to use front TRF 501 shocks (71mm long) to use on the rear of my DF03Ra...

--> So I had to cut some parts under rear suspension arms :



--> I have drawn and cut a rear shock tower to fix the TRF 501 Shocks :



--> And here it is...



More suspension travel, softer shocks : Here I'm ready to race again !!!

Same mod' can be ask from alien racing...
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:01 AM   #333
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hey guys - are there any other diff options for this car?? i've been reading in a few different places (by different people) that the stock balls diffs are 'weak' and I was wondering if there was a gear diff option, or spool option available from Tamiya or someone?

I've read how one guy made his 'limited' slip with traxxas pegs, but i'd prefer an actual diff..

just wondering before I actually decide to buy one
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:02 AM   #334
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I used to have one and had nothing wrong with the diffs but the fastest motor i put in it was a Super Stock -TZ

Im planning to get one again and just want to ask does the Lancer Evo V kit comes with the inner cover ??? i read somewhere that all lancer evo kits comes with the inner cover (evo-iv, evo V, evo x) but im not too sure
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #335
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There's nothing wrong with the ball diffs. The diff plates are same ones that were used on TA04 / TRF414. You also have the option of using ceramic balls. I use the associated ball diff lube on front and back and diffs remain smooth for a long time. At the moment, running a ballistic 13.5 in mine.. No issues.
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There's nothing wrong with the ball diffs. The diff plates are same ones that were used on TA04 / TRF414. You also have the option of using ceramic balls. I use the associated ball diff lube on front and back and diffs remain smooth for a long time. At the moment, running a ballistic 13.5 in mine.. No issues.
cool...saw someone saying he melted down his diff a couple of times - then went to traxxas pegs in both diffs, not something I wanted to do

what kind of options are there for CVDs?

what about extra ride height?? most guys just changing the shock bottoms or going with longer shafts (ala TC3 rally conversion) or just changing shocks?
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 AM   #337
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CVD's are the same as TA04 as well. If you look on Tamiyausa.com for df03ra, then click on hopup you'll see the cvds.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #338
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I'm thinking of picking up one of these.

Is the slipper necessary?

I'm going to either run it with a 8.5 or a boosted to the moon 17.5 (only motors I have atm)

Just worries me using it on asphalt with ball diffs and no slipper.
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I'm thinking of picking up one of these.

Is the slipper necessary?

I'm going to either run it with a 8.5 or a boosted to the moon 17.5 (only motors I have atm)

Just worries me using it on asphalt with ball diffs and no slipper.
a slipper is only going to help your drivetrain when you're jumping...if you're running on smooth asphalt or never have plans to take it offroad, then no need for a slipper
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CVD's are the same as TA04 as well. If you look on Tamiyausa.com for df03ra, then click on hopup you'll see the cvds.
thanks...noticed that AFTER i posted..I had to look at the new lancer kit to see some of the hop-ups listed on Tamiya's site...not all the kits have it listed there

another 'has anyone seen one of these' questions...

anyone find a way to put a standard pitch spur on the chassis? some standard 48p spur gear so i didn't have to buy a ton of new tamiya pitch pinions
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You should be able to swap out the spur and pinion for std 48p. If you're running the slipper, it will be harder because the slipper spur is already pretty small...most off roads use bigger spur
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You should be able to swap out the spur and pinion for std 48p. If you're running the slipper, it will be harder because the slipper spur is already pretty small...most off roads use bigger spur
i was hoping that could be done, but when i was looking at the manual it seems the spur is molded funky - it has the 'adapter' molded into the plastic, not like some of the other cars where the spur gear attaches to a part then goes onto the shaft...

has anyone else been successful at swapping the kit spur for a standard pitch spur?
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:18 PM   #343
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Selling my DF03ra if anyone is interested

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330728411093...#ht_500wt_1267
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Sorry for the necro bump, but I had a question: If the rounded edges of the battery tray are cut out, will a 5000mAh 2S hardcase LiPo battery fit in this car? Or is the battery tray still too small even with the rounded edges removed?
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